UPDATE: Digital Games and Learning (10/31/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Cathlena Martin
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  CFP: Learning, Media and Technology

Guest Edited by Liam Murray and Cathlena Martin

Call for Papers: Special issue on Digital Games and Learning
Extended Deadline: October 31, 2005

Learning, Media and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that provides
a forum for international debates on a diverse range of media used to
support formal and informal learning. Contexts for learning include:
early years education to higher education, as well as in the home, the
community and the workplace.

In 2006 we would like to publish a themed special issue on digital games
and learning. The use of games created in digital media can provide a
powerful means of supporting learning both formally in the context of
schooling and homework, and informally through personal interest and
leisure activities. Digital games provide opportunities for learners to
experiment, explore, collaborate, develop new skills such as strategic
thinking, and engage deeply with a wide variety of challenging
scenarios, simulations and situations. The penetration of connectivity
into homes as well as schools, and increasing access to broadband, has
meant that young people and learners of all ages can participate in
multi-player online gaming activities. This turn can contribute to the
development of new social skills through online learning communities.

We would welcome interdisciplinary contributions on any aspect of
digital games and learning, including:
· The role of edutainment in formal contexts
· Informal learning and digital games
· Young people as creators of digital games
· The impact on learning of multi-player digital games and online
· New pedagogies for integrating digital games within formal curricula
· Digital games and media literacy

Please send contributions by October 31st 2005 to Trish Gladdis,
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, 799 Wilmslow
Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2RR UK
Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 2010
Fax: +44 (0) 161 247 6830
Or submit by Email: lmat_at_mmu.ac.uk <mailto:lmat_at_mmu.ac.uk>

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